The New Year!

Here we are entering the new year! I can’t believe it is 2016. Last year was a great one, we did a lot more in the craft show world and come out with lots of new items in the shop. This year is going to be even better. This year we hope to get a  few summer craft shows in. Stay tuned for dates and locations!

To kick off the new year we are doing a Facebook giveaway. Stop by our Facebook page to find out more.

Also, here is the listing of the new item we have up and is part of our giveaway!


Cute DIY Sugar Skull Banner

A good friend of mine stopped by the other day with a super cute find from Cost Plus World Market. She had some cute square sugar skull fabric napkins. She asked me to make some thing out. I made this super cute banner. It was so easy and I just love it!

All you need is 4 of the skull squares, and a sewing machine or thread and needle will work.

Lay out the squares and measure how far you want them apart pin and sew.
Lay out the squares and measure how far you want them apart pin and sew.
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Hang and enjoy!

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Hump Day!

My “real” job can be exhausting sometime. Sitting in meetings all day. It would be okay if I could use this time to take a little nap. But, NO! I must write meeting minutes that include words I don’t evan understand…

On days like today I like to come home and spend some time being creative and work on my side business/hobby, my Etsy shop. It is a wonderful way for me to unwind.

Here is what I worked on today.

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Please share what kinds of things you do to unwind. Maybe, a nice glass of wine after a long day? 😉

Making something old, new again.

This weekend was all about one project, revamping our coffee table. I have hated this coffee table for so long, however, my husband loves it. Last week we finally agreed we needed to do something with. We wanted something bright, you know, to liven the room up. We went with a wonderful teal color. We also wanted something that looked shabby sheek. So, we go some chalk paint. We absolutely love the look of our table, and it was so easy to do.

I noticed there a few brands of calk paint out there. We went with American Decor and it worked great.

Americana Decor Chalk paint
Here is what we used.

There are many way to make your own chalk paint, so,  you can make any color you would like. I just had a good friend of mine paint her coffee table a wonderful vibrant pink. It is a good way to add a pop of color to a room.

Here are some before, during and after photo of our table.

Table before painting
disassembled table, half painted.
Table inside the house, painted, with brown wax. Half assembled.
After applying brown wax
Finished table, all back together. Vintage looking.
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